Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Majority Government elected October 8, 2013
Minister Responsible for Public Transit
Mark Furey (Municipal Affairs)
Funding and Program Announcements
The new provincial budget unveiled on April 9, 2015 contained no transit highlights.
Accessible Transportation Funding
On August 1, 2014 the province announced $413,000 in funding for new accessible vehicles for eight community transportation organizations, under the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program. The program helps rural transit services buy or convert vehicles for accessible transportation, and provides up to two-thirds of eligible costs with a maximum of $70,000 for new vehicles or $15,000 for used vehicles. Municipal accessible transit services are eligible to receive half of capital costs with a $50,000 maximum. More information on accessibility funding
Support for Rural Transit
On July 25, 2014 the province announced $168,000 in funding for nine projects under the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program. The program supports new or improved public transit services in rural and underserviced urban areas of the province, and eligible recipients include municipalities, organizations providing transit services in rural areas, and not-for-profits with a transit mandate. More information on rural transit
Transit Funding for Halifax
On July 24, 2014 the province announced $2 million in new annual funding for public transit in Halifax. The investment will support capital costs, including the construction of a new bus terminal on Lacewood Drive.
Transit Funding for Other Areas
On June 17, 2014 the province announced $1 million in new funding for Cape Breton Transit and Kings Transit Authority. Another $500,000 was committed to the Community Transportation Assistance Program for distribution to the 14 community-based transit organizations providing door-to-door service in rural Nova Scotia, making the 2014-2015 program budget a total of $1.15 million. More information on transit funding for other areas